Hand-in and Hand-back procedures


Scottish Drawing Competition 2021


Artists should bring their artwork to the gallery on the dates below.  Pre-printed labels will be provided on arrival. Just identify yourself to the desk by artists name.  Artists will affix their own label and place work down in a fixed position as guided by staff.  For Covid-19 safety you must wear a mask on entry and maintain 2 metres distance from anyone in the gallery or in the forecourt of the Piazza.  Staff will not handle the artwork for 72 hours to prevent Covid-19 transmission.  The PAI Secretary, Steven Thomson will be on hand to answer answer any queries.

Hand in Dates:  Tue 4th, Wed 5th, Thu 6th, Fri 7th, Sat 8th May 2021 – 11am – 4pm

Artists or couriers should hand work in to Artspace37, unit 37-38, The Piazza Shopping Centre, Paisley PA1 1EN  Tel 0141 847 1122

Level Access throughout for the disabled.

Car Parking in the Piazza Car Park

Hand in Dates:  Tue 4th, Wed 5th, Thu 6th, Fri 7th, Sat 8th May 2021 – 11am – 4pm

Hand back Dates; Wed 30th June, Thu 1st, Fri 2nd July 2021.

We recommend the following Couriers / Carriers  – if you cannot attend in person

  • Vangogo2: Stuart Horsburgh, 07867501778, vangogo2@gmail.com
  • Royal Mail, DPD or Interparcel
  • PAI is happy to receive any recommendations of trusted couriers/carriers that you can recommend from previous experience. contact Steven Thomson, Secretary 0141 847 1122 / 0776 272 2460 mailto:secretary@paisleyartinstitute.org

Guidelines for Artwork

The work will be shown in a retail space which is a large open shop unit with white walls, 20m by 11m.  There are two roller shutter entry-exit points which are 1.5 width by 2m height.  Any work larger than these dimensions may be difficult to accept in.  Please ensure you have your own assistance on arrival. Work should be suitably presented for the exhibition, no clip or metal frames and all works framed or unframed should be strong enough to hang. We would ask that you mirror plate your work halfway down the frame on the left and right sides (see images), and wrap padding around the mirror plates to protect the artwork during transport. Unframed works should be supplied with a suitable hanging method (eg. large unframed paper works hung using clips).  Please note a number of works may have to be shown digitally on screens if there is insufficient hanging space and where larger works may affect the hanging plan.

We will provide PRE-PRINTED artist labels for you on arrival.  However if you wish you may affix a personal address label and phone number.  Please make sure that handwriting is clear and legible.

Loss or Damage
While the Institute makes every effort to provide the greatest possible care of all works, it will not be responsible for any loss or damage, or any injury arising from any cause whatsoever. Artists are advised to arrange their own insurance.